From her position as director of the new Gynecologic Oncology Department at Hadassah Medical Center, Dr. Tamar Perri, who focuses on gynecological cancers, has one important message for all women: “Don’t neglect your body. Go get tested. Early testing and early diagnosis can really save your life.”

In an interview you can watch below, Dr. Perri outlines the four main gynecologic cancers and their symptoms: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer. None of them needs to be an automatic death sentence, she explains, as long as women are aware of the symptoms and seek medical attention immediately.